About FireflyHedges

Firefly Hedges is a flower farm providing flowers direct to the florist, fresh from our farm in Albany Indiana.

Shannon McConnell - The Firefly Hedges Farmer
Shannon McConnell - The Firefly Hedges Farmer

WHY LOCALLY GROWN FLOWERS?

About 65% of the flowers sold in the US are imported. Another 27% of the flowers sold in the US are grown in California. All the travel & distribution time leaves florist with less time to utilize & sell fresh flowers. Florists end up losing 40% of their flowers before they can be sold. Almost 80% of the US imported flowers are grown in Columbia using any chemical methods they can to provide cheap flowers for expensive shipping to the US. Long shipping distances also limits the flowers available to consumers to those flowers hardy enough to handle the rough ride. The remaining 8% of our flowers are grown by small flower farms throughout the US. These local farms provide unique flowers too delicate to travel far and the wonderful fragrances lost to many modern varieties. These small farms supply florists, weddings, local grocers, and local consumers with a much wider selection of high-quality flowers. Locally grown flowers reach florists and consumers within a day of their cutting, allowing for more time to sell & avoid wasting dead flowers.

Inspirational Verse

Luke 14:23 (NASB) 23 "And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.